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Center Staff

The core team at CLBB is committed to bringing together experts in the neuroscientific and legal communities in order to advance new discoveries and determine best practices for using them to improve the application of justice.

Mission

The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

Directors

Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MDedersheim 150x150 new

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Bruce H. Price, MD

Chief, Department of Neurology, McLean Hospital
Associate in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Managing Director


Nancy Gertner, JD, MA

Senior Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School
Former Federal Judge, U.S. District of Massachusetts

Director of Law & Ethics


Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Director, Master’s Program in Bioethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Psychiatrist, Law & Psychiatry Service and Consultation Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

CLBB Senior Fellow in Law & Neuroscience


Francis Shen, JD, PhD

Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Executive Director of Education and Outreach, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience
2017-2018 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience

Chief of Operations


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Jessica Patrick

Former CLBB Fellows